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The Transfiguration

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August 6

While in the Galilee, Jesus climbed “a high mountain” and was transfigured. Jesus became radiant, spoke with Moses and Elijah, who appeared at his side, and was proclaimed God’s son: “This is my beloved son - hear him”. The church is dramatically located on the summit, over the remains of its predecessors, the Byzantine and crusader churches.

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View from Mount Tabor

While in the Galilee, Jesus climbed “a high mountain” and was transfigured. Jesus became radiant, spoke with Moses and Elijah, who appeared at his side, and was proclaimed God’s son: “This is my beloved son - hear him”. The church is dramatically located on the summit, over the remains of its predecessors, the Byzantine and crusader churches.

Highlights of the festivity

Mount Tabor in the Galilee - A festive mass is celebrated in the morning in the magnificent Catholic Church of the Transfiguration.

Related sites worth visiting:

  • Ceaseria Philipi - an ancient Roman city located at the southwestern base of Mount Hermon (”Now when Jesus came to the district of Ceaseria Philipi…” Matthew 16:13)
  • Mount Hermon - another 4th cen. Tradition suggested the monumental Hermon Mount as the place of the transfiguration.

 

 Sites & Attractions

 
Eshkol National Park Eshkol National Park has lawns, picnic areas and a playground. ...
En Gedi Antiquities National Park En Gedi Antiquities National Park encompasses a Jewi...
En Hemed National Park You can enjoy a short and easy nature walk at En Hemed National...
Old Cemetery in Tel Aviv on Trumpeldor Street A stroll through the approximately 5...
Ma‘ayan Harod National Park Ma‘ayan Harod, the Harod Spring, emerges here from a rock...
Hurshat Tal National Park The grounds of Hurshat Tal are studded with ancient oak tree...
 

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​Hotel Bat Yam is located on the cost line of Bat-Yam.
​In The Hotel 28 rooms.
​The hotel offers 70 rooms furnished to the highest level and offering up to date techn...
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